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14 November 2019Lab Chat
According to information published by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, medical tourism in the UAE increased by 5.5% between 2017 and 2018. Last year, total revenue from the industry reached a new record high of Dh12.1 billion, while Emirati health expenditure also increased 5.4% to Dh50.3 billion, marking a bumper year for the industry.
The success of the medical tourism sector is...
11 November 2019Chem Chat
This month, the UAE announced plans to build the biggest single-site solar power facility in the world, cementing its reputation as one of the leaders in renewable energy across the globe. However, that news was tempered somewhat by the revelation that it will continue to increase oil production in the meantime.
As one of the world’s largest oil producers, the UAE (and the surrounding Middle...
10 November 2019Lab Chat
Fishermen who operate off the coast of Ras Al Khaimah in the northern UAE have reported a disturbing phenomenon this autumn – huge expanses of red-tinged water around ten miles away from the mainland. The red tide is thought to be caused by a kind of bacteria, which encourages growth of phytoplankton and reduce oxygen levels in the water.
While this kind of natural occurrence can be dangerou...
07 November 2019Lab Chat
An innovative new method of treating depression and mental illness may soon be coming to the UAE. The drug, taken in the form of a nasal spray, is known as esketamine and will be marketed under the name Spravato. It has been developed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals of the Johnson & Johnson Company.
Spravato has already been given the green light by the USA’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) an...
03 November 2019Lab Chat
Tourism and lodging hub Airbnb have announced they will be taking five lucky volunteers to Antarctica this winter – and UAE residents are eligible to apply. The initiative is part of a scientific mission to improve our understanding of how humans impact upon the environment around us, even in the furthest reaches of the planet.
The expedition will take place over a four-week period, encompas...
30 October 2019Lab Chat
SCP specimen collection paper from CHM® are made of white and pure absorbent fibers and contain no wet-strength additives or chemicals. These cards are designed for micro-volume sampling, transport and ambient storage of biological samples.The paper is customized by the requirements of the healthcare professionals to standardize sample obtained from multiple sources.All the special designs, pri...
28 October 2019Lab Chat
The Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS) has announced it will be giving out 80 life-saving contraptions to political institutions, private organisations, places of worship and other public locations by the end of the year. The declaration was made on World Heart Day at the Indian Consulate, where the first defibrillator was gifted to the Consul General.
Capable of automatically n...
23 October 2019Lab Chat
Doctors in the UAE have been reporting fewer diagnoses of diabetes over the last couple of years, with the introduction of the so-called “sin tax” in 2017 thought to be behind the phenomenon. A 50% tax was applied on all drinks containing excessive levels of sugar in October 2017, while the law was recently expanded to also include fruit juices and non-carbonated drinks with additional sweetene...
18 October 2019Lab Chat
The UAE’s Energy Minister Suhail al Mazrouei made moves to play down the possibility of further cuts in oil production last month, easing fears that further hikes in the price of petrol and diesel might be on the horizon. Mazrouei made the announcement in a press briefing prior to the World Energy Congress, which took place in Abu Dhabi in September.
The members of OPEC and 10 other nations ...
10 October 2019Lab Chat
The UAE’s state-owned oil company Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has agreed to supply India with two additional cargoes of liquified petroleum gas (LPG) in the month of October. The request was made by India after their regular provider, Saudi Arabia, suffered a shortfall in its supplies and requested deferment of delivery of the October shipment.
That shortfall arose due to a seriou...
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